Daily News Roundup – 21 July 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Almost half of GPs do not trust NHS to give them a ‘good death’


Many GPs have lost confidence in the care the NHS provides to patients at the end of their lives, with 45% claiming they do not feel confident that the health service will give them a ‘good death’.

Quality of family doctors’ end of life care varies significantly, analysis shows

The Guardian

ONS finds 37% of bereaved relatives in least deprived areas rated GP care as excellent compared with 30% in most deprived areas.

New guidance on DNR orders brought forward

The Guardian

Guidance to doctors and nurses on decisions about whether or not to resuscitate patients is being reviewed amid concerns over whether it is being properly implemented.

End of life care across the socio-economic spectrum

Marie Curie blog

Michael Cooke, head of analytics at Marie Curie Cancer Care, discusses the relationship between end of life care and deprivation.

‘Valid role’ of charity stores on high street

Western Morning News

Robert Parsons, director of income generation and communications for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, has responded to criticism levelled at the place of charity shops on local high streets.

Ilkley GP surgery brings issue of palliative care to the fore

Wharfedale Observer

The patient council at Ilkley’s largest GP practice hosted an open evening on local palliative care resources.

One stop shop number planned for end of life care

Daily Gazette

St Helena Hospice, working with the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and with other local health providers, hopes to introduce a new one-stop shop for patients, carers and families and professionals.

Funder/charity forum is long overdue, says IoF and nfpSynergy report

Civil Society

A forum where grant applicants and grantmakers can discuss issues that each face, is long overdue and should be established immediately by the Institute of Fundraising and the Association of Charitable Foundations, a new report recommends.

PFRA to release benchmark of street fundraising standards

Civil Society

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association has backed away from naming and shaming fundraisers which break the codes of practice on street fundraising, and will instead be releasing an annual benchmark of average breaches.

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